Punta Cana Vacation / 4.18.18

After a weekend of fifteen inches of snow, my husband and I could not have been more ready to hit the beach.  We packed our bags and left on a chilly early morning then got off a plane later that evening into 80 degree temps- isn’t traveling magical?  This was our second time visiting Punta Cana, but our first time traveling out of the country for a wedding.  We decided to head down a few days before the festivities so we could relax and enjoy a bit of husband/wife time.

Everyone at the wedding was staying at Sanctuary Cap Cana, which is an all inclusive resort.  This was my second time staying at an all inclusive, but this was probably the nicest place I have ever stayed in all my travels.  Our room was huge and had a deck that overlooked the ocean.

We spent a day and half relaxing at the resort, but ventured off the property Friday to explore Scape Park.   We weren’t 100% sure how touristy it would be, and it wasn’t that bad.  We started our day at Scape Park on an hour long zip line adventure.  Both of us were very sunburned from the day before (yes, we used sunscreen, but we’re Minnesotan) and the harnesses hurt like hell.  We weren’t allowed to bring cameras along on the zip line, but the views were breath taking and we had a blast.

Scape Park Punta Cana Hoya Azul

The second part of our tour included a stop at the Hoyo Azul.      We decided to check it out before lunch, and that was a good move, because we had a private tour.  If we would have been stuck with thirty people, it would not have been the same.  We were able to dive into the 120 foot blue water and swim around.  The water was extremely cold but so beautiful and clear.Scape Park Punta Cana Hoya Azul Jumping In

After our lunch, we had time to kill, so our zip lining tour guide took us into the iguana lair.  He told us he was going to feed us to the iguanas and my Spanish wasn’t good enough to make up a good come back.  Besides the iguanas, Scape park is home to birds, horses, and monkeys.  Scape Park Punta Cana Iguanas Scape Park Punta Cana love birdsScape Park Punta Cana monkeys

Sanctuary Cap Cana Punta Cana

When we arrived back at the resort, the beach was calm, but there was a foam party in the pool.  It was entertaining, especially for those that had been drinking all day by the pool.  We were not at that level, but still made waded our way into the foam.Sanctuary Cap Cana Punta Cana Foam Party

I meant to take more photos at Sanctuary Cap Cana, but I was too busy enjoying myself.  The beach was serene, the atmosphere calm, and I truly was able to unwind.  I set my camera down for a few days because I knew I would be using it all day Monday for Amber and Joe’s wedding.  I’ll be sharing images from their day here on my blog, so stay tuned.

We had a great time in Punta Cana, and will be back.  We reunited with old friends, bonded with new ones, and will never forget this perfectly timed vacation to paradise.

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